NPC will conduct a process, outcome, and cost evaluation of a jail-based universal co-occurring (substance abuse and mental health) screening, assessment, and treatment program. NPC staff will conduct site visits, observe services within the jail and in the community, and conduct interviews with staff and service providers at the jail and in the community. NPC will provide technical assistance as needed for data entry for performance measures, case management and for the evaluation and will perform status checks of the database from each stakeholder to ensure data is being collected reliably and consistently. The outcome evaluation will determine if there are any reductions in recidivism and costs compared to recidivism prior to the implementation of the jail-based universal screening program and provided services.
The outcome evaluation will use a quasi-experimental design including a matched comparison group.
Funding Source: The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has contracted with NPC Research to conduct the evaluation using funds from a federal BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance) grant.
Start Date: October 2018
Co-PI and Project Director
Lyndsey Smith, B.A.